Bodo (Hindu traditions) in India


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

Introduction / History

The Bodo are a people mostly living in Assam in India, mainly in the north region of the Brahmaputra River Valley. They also live in Bangladesh. The Bodo are wanting to be a self-ruling state and this has been and is causing disputes and much trouble as a result.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bodo speak in a Tibeto-Burmese language and they read and write in Devanagari. They eat rice and fish and pork. They like to drink rice wine. The Bodo like to dance. The Bodo do weaving and also make bamboo items. Many are farmers. They have many tribes and were once dominant in Assam.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Some of the Bodo follow Brahmoism which is a Hindu reform movement. Amongst the Bodo there are Christians too. Some of the Bodo follow Bathouism in which they worship ancestors. They believe that people come from a mixture of sky, earth, air, water and fire. They like to worship near home or in a courtyard. Betel leaves and rice are used for example as offerings. Their most important festival is called Kherai Puja and the altar is put in a rice field. Bathoubwrai is the main deity in Bathouism.


Prayer Points

Pray that Christian materials will bring the Bodo to Jesus Christ.
Pray that the Christians among them will lead the other Bodo to Salvation.
Pray that the disputes and trouble regards self-governing will come to an end
and that a just solution will be found.


Scripture Prayers for the Bodo (Hindu traditions) in India.


References

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/71068/Bodo
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/bodo_people


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bodo (Hindu traditions)
People Name in Country Bodo (Hindu traditions)
Population this Country 1,869,000
Population all Countries 1,890,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Baro; Bodi; Bodo Kacari; Boro; Boro Kachari; Dimafisia; Kachari; Koirat; Mache; Mech; बोडो
People ID 16492
ROP3 Code 111662
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 14
Largest States
Assam
1,756,000
West Bengal
42,000
Arunachal Pradesh
35,000
Nagaland
17,000
Meghalaya
2,900
Manipur
1,500
Mizoram
600
Delhi
200
Telangana
90
Punjab
60
Andaman and Nicobar
50
Gujarat
40
Chandigarh
10
Maharashtra
10
Districts Interactive map, listing and data download
Specialized Website South Asia Peoples
Country India
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 14
  Assam 1,756,000
  West Bengal 42,000
  Arunachal Pradesh 35,000
  Nagaland 17,000
  Meghalaya 2,900
  Manipur 1,500
  Mizoram 600
  Delhi 200
  Telangana 90
  Punjab 60
  Andaman and Nicobar 50
  Gujarat 40
  Chandigarh 10
  Maharashtra 10
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Boro (1,041,000 speakers)
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 46
Secondary Languages
(only 15 largest shown)
Assamese
497,000
Bengali
27,000
Kachari
1,800
Hindi
1,600
Rabha
1,000
Garo
700
Naga, Ao
700
Mising
500
Adi
300
Santhali
200
Deori
100
English
100
Nepali
100
Khasi
100
Karbi
90
Primary Language Boro (1,041,000 speakers)
Language Code brx   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 46
Secondary Languages (only 15 largest shown)
  Assamese 497,000
  Bengali 27,000
  Kachari 1,800
  Hindi 1,600
  Rabha 1,000
  Garo 700
  Naga, Ao 700
  Mising 500
  Adi 300
  Santhali 200
  Deori 100
  English 100
  Nepali 100
  Khasi 100
  Karbi 90
People Groups Speaking Boro

Primary Language:  Boro

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1906-1961)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1938-1991)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1981)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching
Audio Recordings Online New Testament
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio
Film / Video God's Story video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bodo
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena video
General Biblical answers to your questions
General Gospel resources links
General Gospel website in this language
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Boro
Primary Religion: Hinduism
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.05 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
9.20 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
90.54 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.02 %
Unknown
0.19 %
* From latest India census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Ramesh Lalwani - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more